The world's first FOOTBALL WALK OF FAME is a Global Iconic Accolade to International Football located in Cathedral Square Manchester England made possible as the result of collaboration between internationally renowned composer and founder of the UK Walk of Fame attractions David Courtney, 'Master of Movement' legendary sports artist and innovator Paul Trevillion and the National Football Museum.
International composer, record producer and entrepreneur David Courtney has worked with some of the music industries legendary names including: Roger Daltrey - David Gilmour - Jimmy Page - Eric Clapton - Sir Paul McCartney –Adam Faith- Gene Pitney to name but a few. He was also the man behind the success of Leo Sayer and co-wrote many of his international hits including ‘The show must go on’ ‘One man band’ ‘Long tall glasses’ (I can dance), ‘Giving it all away’ the hit single from Roger Daltrey’s debut solo album ‘Daltrey’ and many other works such ‘Shooting star’ and ‘Who were you with in the moonlight’ for UK 80’s pop duo ‘Dollar’ and ‘Magic Touch’ a top 20 hit for the US disco band ‘Odyssey’. David has numerous entrees in various "Rock Music Encyclopaedias". Platinum, Gold and Silver Disc awards representing the millions of records sold worldwide. ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers) awards and a Grammy nomination.
David Courtney says: ' This has been a long time dream come true for me as a massive football fan and to be involved in creating a true legacy to the sport I love is beyond all expectations. The FWF will attain the same kudos and glamour as its famous 'Hollywood' predecessor.
I am particularly proud that THE FOOTBALL WALK OF FAME will re-establish our place in history as the birthplace' of the greatest sport on the planet. We are creating a global landmark for the game and one that we envisage will attract football fans from across the globe.'
PAUL TREVILLION, produced artwork for publications like 'Eagle' (comic) and TV Century 21' while still at school and went on to draw the iconic 'Roy of the Rovers' feature. From the 1960's to the 1980's, Trevillion devised and illustrated pieces for 'The people' 'Daily Mirror', 'Daily Express', The Sun', The Daily Telegraph, 'The Times & Sunday Times' 'The Daily & Sunday Express' and in 2006 revived his cult football cartoon 'You are the Ref' - made famous by football magazine 'Shoot' in the 1970's - for 'The Observer'. Trevillion, who spent much of the 1960's working with Mark Mc Cormack at IMG for some of the world's biggest brands, is the author of illustrator of over 20 books which have sold worldwide. He also illustrated the famous 'Gary Player Golf Class' which appeared in over 1500 newspapers worldwide.
Trevillion is quoted as saying: 'The National Football Museum which embraces the history and the future of football is the perfect location for the FOOTBALL WALK OF FAME which allows the millions of football fans worldwide to walk in the footsteps of the greatest players to grace the game. I am deeply honoured that my football art will help to bring the FWF to life.
THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL MUSEUM
Dr Kevin Moore Director of the National Football Museum, adds; 'We are delighted to introduce THE FOOTBALL WALK OF FAME in Manchester to the world. This is an excellent way for us to honour and celebrate some of the greatest International names in the game and we are looking forward to working with the unique talents of Paul Trevillion and David Courtney on this prestigious project. This is going to be a wonderful attraction for football fans, families and tourists visiting the city of Manchester.
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